Sometimes families need help with everyday tasks. Children's Cancer Center patients and families can tap into several serviced offered by University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Families of pediatric cancer patients can find help with everyday errands through Circles Concierge, a service provided through University of Mississippi Medical Center. Personal assistants can run errands and help arrange services so you can stay with your child. The only charge is for the cost of the item or service provided.
Children's Cancer Center and UMMC can provide interpreters free for patients who do not speak English well. Your doctor has access to a Spanish interpreter and can call a Choctaw liaison. If you speak other languages, your doctor has access to interpreters through a language line phone service. Those interpreters, credentialed and skilled in medical terminology, speak 204 languages. Arrangements also can be made for an interpreter for the deaf, use of a TTD or other materials for the hearing-impaired and for materials in Braille for the blind. If possible, you or a family member should let your social worker or doctor’s office know you will need an interpreter when you make your appointment.
Children's Cancer Center patients may use any of the three pharmacies at UMMC. The closest pharmacy is Med & Threads at University Hospital. It is on the first floor in front of the central elevators. The pharmacy can fill prescriptions from any UMMC provider or Jackson/Hinds Comprehensive Health Center provider. The pharmacy honors most prescription plans and can accept Visa and MasterCard. You can refill prescriptions by calling the automated pharmacy refill line 24 hours a day. The pharmacy is open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (601) 815-1686.